How to be listed

Eligibility

During the online application, you will be prompted to provide information about the company for each of the below eligibility criterion. Your suitability for inclusion on the Directory will be assessed by an independent firm. Your application should be sufficiently detailed and complete or it will not be considered for inclusion.

Business overview

You will be required to outline the services offered by your business that are relevant to Significant Investors. If the overview is not written to a high standard or is factually incorrect, the application will not proceed.

Business capability

You will be required to select the services that your company offers. For each service you should demonstrate the company’s:

  • Background in selected services
  • Experience with high net worth clients
  • Understanding of the Significant Investor Visa
  • Appropriate skills and qualifications
  • Access to communicators of languages other than English (business level competence)
  • Focus on Victoria; to be listed on the directory, the company must have facilities in Victoria, including staff.

Commercial risk

The company's commercial risk will be reviewed for suitability. In most cases, this review will be based on an independent risk report.

Financial

You are required to upload the last two years audited copies of the company's Annual Accounts (including notes). These will be treated with strict confidentiality.

Or, in the case of a publicly listed company, you can provide the web address of the Annual Reports.

If neither of these options is feasible, please contact us to discuss an alternative solution.

Licensing and practising certificates

You will be prompted to upload any current licensing and practising certificates.

Insurance

You must upload certificates of currency for the company's:

  • Professional indemnity insurance policy
  • Worker's compensation insurance policy. For example, WorkSafe.

Terms of Inclusion

By participating in and submitting information to the Significant Investor Services Directory (the Directory) you agree to the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (the department) publishing, reproducing and making available to the general public, the Victorian Government and any organisation or entity, information provided by you relating to the Significant Investor Services Directory. This includes publication:

You acknowledge that inclusion in the Significant Investor Services Directory is subject to the department’s sole approval and discretion. The department reserves, in its absolute discretion, the right to edit the information you provide before publication in the Significant Investor Services Directory. The department reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to remove information or an entire business listing from the Significant Investor Services Directory at any time.

You acknowledge that inclusion in the Significant Investor Services Directory does not guarantee that work will be generated for any organisation, entity or person listed.

References

Companies with annual revenue of less than $10 million will be required to provide at least two contacts for references. These references will be contacted with sensitivity.

Quality standards

Companies with annual revenue of less than $10 million will be required to respond to questions about their quality standards.

Material disclosure

Companies with annual revenue of less than $10 million will be required to respond to questions regarding material risk.

Application process

Step one: Check your eligibility and prepare your documents

Step two: Apply to be listed

Step three: Wait for the application to be processed (approximately four weeks upon receiving a complete application)

Step four: You will be notified of the application outcome. Assuming it is approved, the business details will be listed on the Significant Investor Services Directory.

Step five: Contact us if any business information or contact details supplied to the Significant Investor Services Directory change and require updating.